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LEICESTERSHIRE , Thomas Moule Antique County Map c1850

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LEICESTERSHIRE
by Thomas Moule.
Published circa 1850.
An attractive county map of Leicestershire by Thomas Moule.

Moule's maps are are well known and rightly sought after for their trademark ornate decorative borders, inset engravings and artistic presentation. Moule paid as much attention to aesthetic appeal as he did to cartographic detail.
Leicestershire is embellished with heraldic devices, a reference to the hundreds and vignette engravings of Belvoir Castle, Ulvercroft Abbey, Donnington Castle & two hunting scenes.
All borders are complete which is unusual for Moule's maps.
Blank verso, without folds and in fine condition save for some tiny chips at the very edges. A crisp, dark impression,
Measuring approx. 10.5" x 8" (270mm x 200mm) overall. .......................... Thomas Moule (1784 - 1851) is remembered as one of the most accomplished creators of maps in the 19th century.
He began his working life in London as a bookseller. From when, an interest in creating and embellishing maps led him to learn and perfect his renowned decorative and detailed English county maps.The collection was published entitled, " Moule's County Maps" circa 1830. Then, established publisher and mapmaker, George Virtue re-issued the collection in two volumes in 1836 under the title: "The collected maps of Moule". The maps themselves included illustrations of noted buildings or views within the county. They were also published in " Barclay's Complete and Universal English Dictionary" , first published in 1841 and followed by several subsequent editions. The later editions have added railways where appropriate.

A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 150 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

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